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Leather Goods

Mipel in Expansion Mode for Location and Attractiveness

Running Sept. 16 to 19, the leather goods’ trade show will showcase 300 brands with a focus on emerging labels.

clock July 5, 2018Martino Carrera

Prada’s industrial complex in Valvigna, Italy.

Real Estate

Prada Invests in Industrial Complex, Chief Says Company Not for Sale

Prada’s ceo Patrizio Bertelli said he has no intention to sell the company as he unveiled a new industrial complex in Tuscany.

clock June 8, 2018Luisa Zargani

Marco Bizzarri

Financial

Can Gucci Go? How It Will Hit 10 Billion Euros in Sales

Chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri sees lots of potential in terms of licenses, stores and digital.

clock June 7, 2018Luisa Zargani

A rendering of the Aspinal of London store

Leather Goods

British Leather Goods Label Aspinal of London Plots Middle East Expansion

Chief executive officer Lisa Montague said the company has already opened three stores in the Gulf, together with Liwa, over the past five years, two in Abu Dhabi and one in Kuwait.

clock May 21, 2018Lorelei Marfil

A look at Gucci ArtLab in Florence.

Business Features

Gucci Inaugurates First Leather Goods and Shoe Industrial Complex

Called ArtLab and based outside Florence, it covers almost 400,000 square feet and employs 800 workers.

clock April 19, 2018Luisa Zargani

Prada RTW Fall 2018

Financial

Prada’s Patrizio Bertelli Sees Growth in 2018

The ceo of the Italian fashion group emphasized investments in the network of stores, the efforts to boost global brand visibility and an enriched product offer, all enhanced by a fast-growing digital presence, which are already yielding results. 

clock March 9, 2018Luisa Zargani

Offtrack's founders think being a little unconventional is good for business.

People

French Women Do Wear Machine Washable Leather Leggings From Offtrack

Offtrack founders Isabelle Alix and Noémie Blanchard aim to democratize high-end leatherwear through comfort, practicality and price.

clock March 9, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Montebello spring 2019 collection.

Textiles

Versatility, Innovation Shine at Lineapelle

Italian tanneries are looking for innovative solutions to propel the suffering footwear division.

clock March 6, 2018Martino Carrera

Carlo Capasa

Financial

Italian Fashion Industry Showed Growth in 2017

Exports also helped the solid performance.

clock February 8, 2018Luisa Zargani

A Salvatore Ferragamo's artisan at work

Handbags

Salvatore Ferragamo Inaugurates Artisanal Laboratory for Leather Goods

The 12,916-square-foot space features innovative machinaries which, along with Salvatore Ferragamo’s high-end craftsmanship, will enable the brand to expand its offering of leather accessories.

clock December 12, 2017Alessandra Turra

Les Petits Joueurs' pop-up cart.

Leather Goods

Les Petits Joueurs Introduces Customization Project

The Florence-based brand’s small leather goods can be personalized with patches in various shapes until Dec. 31.

clock December 4, 2017Martino Carrera

A rendering of the Leather Lounge pop-up.

Leather Goods

Leather Handbag Brand Hobo to Open Leather Lounge Pop-up

A series of Leather Lounges will pop up periodically across the U.S. to showcase local leather artisans and their craftsmanship.

clock October 24, 2017Vicki M. Young

Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2018

Financial

Louis Vuitton Headed to Texas for New Workshop

The luxury titan has picked up a sizable parcel of land in small Dallas suburb.

clock October 20, 2017Kali Hays

Il Bisonte's new ceo Sofia Ciucchi with founder Wanny Di Filippo.

Human Resources

Italian Accessories Brand Il Bisonte Names CEO

The label has charged Sofia Ciucchi, a former Salvatore Ferragamo executive, with expanding its distribution worldwide.

clock January 5, 2017Sandra Salibian

The leather trade show Lineapelle in Milan.

Textiles

Lineapelle Milan Showcases Glow Effects and Colorful Leather

The trade show took place in the same days as Milan Fashion Week.

clock September 27, 2016Teresa Potenza

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